Episode 628 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: August 25, 2020


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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Max & Paige made love for the first time
- Cassie & Jacob's wedding day arrived. He told her he wished Shane and Natasha would arrive at the church; Natasha, meanwhile, was livid when Cory announced he was going to the church
- Robbie told Brooke that Kim revealed their affair in court and suggested she tell Greg the truth
- Kim was thrilled when she won the court case
- Nicholas fell into a depression following being exiled from the church
- Leah and Jeff threw Dominick out of their house after they learned he gave Paige money
- Dawn took more pills after she learned Robin and Adam were going to get married

St. Joseph's Church

"You were amazing earlier," Max smiles to Paige as he opens the door to the church and lets her move inside before he follows her. He can't get the smile off his face with the fact that he and Paige had sex before coming to the church for his mother's wedding. He has wanted this moment to happen for so long, he almost can't believe that he did happen. But, it was the most magical moment of his life so far. After everything that he and Abby did to break her and Andrew up, this is still a dream to him in some ways.

Paige giggles back to him as she feels her cheeks flush. "You were pretty good yourself," she winks back to him. "But, we can talk about that later. I don't want your Mom to know what happened."

"You don't want me to know what?" Cassie asks as she comes up to her son and hugs him. "What's going on with you two?"

"Uh, nothing," Max runs his hand through his hair, knowing that the last thing Cassie needs to know is about is his sex life, especially since it is so fresh with Paige. "We are here to celebrate you and your day! How come you're not in your dress?"

Cassie purses her lips together. "I was just doing one final check of the church to make sure everything was perfect before putting my dress on. You know, I don't have a lot of people supporting me or helping with today."

"We are here now," Paige tells her. "You go get ready, Max and I, we'll take care of everything else."

Cassie smiles back to her before she looks over at her son. "You know, she's a keeper."

"Don't I know that," Max chuckles back to her before he looks over at Paige and winks. "Okay, you, dress … Paige and I will take care of everything else."

"Thank you!" Cassie beams back to him before she scurries off to the bridal room.

Twin Peaks Executive Hotel

"I am happy for you Robin, I really am," Nicholas forces a smile a on his face having just heard from his sister that she and Adam and proceeding with their wedding now that things have calmed down. He knows that he should be happy for her, but he can't erase this sinking feeling he has in his stomach that his life is over since the Arch Bishop pushed him out of the church after catching him in bed with Andy at the gala for St. Joseph's. He knows that he has to start to get over everything that has happened, but he has no idea how to start or where to begin.

"I get the feeling that you're not that excited," Robin replies to him. "Nicholas, come on, please talk to me. I know that you're still going through a rough time because of what happened with you and Andy, but if you bottle everything up inside, you will never start to heal."

"I don't want to ruin your news," Nicholas waves his hand back to her. "You have really awesome news, that's what we should be focused on."

Robin sighs back to him and puts her hands on her hips. "Thank you for those words," she tells him. "But, I can tell that this is eating you alive. What can I do to help?"

"Nothing," he shakes his head back to her. "Don't you understand? There's nothing anyone can do to help solve this! I created this mess and there's not a damn thing you can do to help!"

"See," Robin nods back to him. "You are angry, you have to let that out, it's good for you!'

"You're right, I am angry! I have nothing left Robin, nothing! How do you think that makes me feel?"

Robin moves up to him and pulls him into a hug. "You're not alone in this," Robin tells her brother. "Just promise me you won't throw everything away, okay? We can get through this together, I promise."

The Pampa Grill

"You must still be on cloud nine," Andy tells his sister as they sit across from each other in the restaurant and he can see that she has a glass of champagne in front of her. He knows that Kim was awarded the full contents of Bob's will in Robbie and Natasha's attempt to contest their father's will; he knows that she was very worried that she would lose everything.

"I really am," Kim picks up her champagne and takes a drink of it. "The Judge saw things my way, and that makes me so happy. I don't know what I would have done had I lost everything."

"I'm happy for you."

Kim looks back at him and arches her eyebrow as she realizes that something is going on with her brother. "Okay, enough about me," Kim sets her glass down on the table. "What is going on with you? Why do you seem…I don't know? Sad?"

"Its fine, we are here to celebrate your win."

"Don't say that," Kim replies to him quickly. "Tell me what's going on? You've been here for me during my difficult times; it's my turn to be there for you."

Andy uneasily smiles back to her. "Thanks," he nods to her. "It is Nicholas Young."

"The priest?"

"Yes," he begins to reveal to her. "We had sex and the Arch Bishop caught us and threw him out of the church. Now, he's refusing to see me and I'm…"

"Heartbroken?" Kim finishes his sentence. "Oh my, I'm so sorry. I didn't realize this was such a mess."

"Nor did I," Andy admits to her. "Nicholas and I, we always had an attraction but we fought it because of the church. He thought that he was going to get fired when we ended up together. We were wrong and it resulted in him getting fired anyways."

"Do you want my opinion?" Kim asks him as he nods back to her. "Giving him space is probably the best thing you can do. He lost his job and in some ways, his dignity with the Bishop seeing him in that position. He needs to find peace with all of that. Does that make sense?"

"Yea, it really does," Andy tells her. "I just…I fell in love with him, Kim. All I wanted to do was support him. I wish he'd let me."

"He will when he's ready," Kim grabs his hand. "I know it's hard, but give him time and he will come around, I'm sure of it."

The Lawson Estate; Greg, Brooke, Abby & Cheresa's Home

Dawn slowly walks up to the front door of the Lawson estate already feeling exhausted. She recalls how she was at the Pampa Grill with Adam and Robin when they revealed to her that they were going to get married; Dawn was upset by the news as she believed that her father would reunite with Helen now that she is alive and back in their lives. Dawn rushed away and ended up taking three of her anti-depressant pills, which cause her to feel rather sleepy.

Cheresa opens the door after she heard the doorbell and sees her friend standing there. "Dawn, hey," Cheresa lets her friend walk into the house. "I wasn't expecting you, is everything okay?"

"Not really," Dawn admits to her as she moves into the living room and her friend follows her. "My Dad is going to marry Robin."

"Ah," Cheresa uneasily nods back to her. "You were hoping that you're Mom and Dad would get back together?"

Dawn arches her eyebrow back to her. "You know me so well."

Cheresa uneasily chuckles back to her. "You've made it pretty clear that you'd like your parents back together."

"You have no idea how lucky you are to have such a happy, stable family."

"My family isn't perfect, but I know what you mean."

Suddenly, Dawn feels like she is going to faint. She grabs on to the coffee table to stop herself from falling over. "Dawn, are you okay? What's going on with you?" Cheresa asks almost panicked. She's never seen Dawn almost faint before.

"Nothing," Dawn waves her hand back to her as she catches her balance. The last thing she needs is for anyone to realize that she is taking her anti-depressants to help calm herself down. "I just need to sit for a moment. I'll be fine, I promise."

Cheresa watches her friend move over to the sofa and sits down. She can't place it but she can tell that something is going on with Dawn, the question: what is it? And how can she help her?

Robertson Enterprises

"I have to admit to you that it is very nice to have you support as well as Felicia's," Dominick tells Tyler as they walk towards Dominick's office at Robertson Enterprises, as he recalls his son and ex-wife offering their support to him after Leah and Jeff threw him out of their house when it was revealed that Dominick gave Paige some money after her parents cut her off from her trust fund because she started dating Max. Dominick is grateful because he thought that he was doing the best thing for Paige; he didn't want his granddaughter to be left without money, how would she support herself, after all?

"Of course," Tyler replies to his Dad. "I think we all want the same thing and that is for Paige to be happy. If this Max kid makes her happy, then she should be with him. Leah might be overreacting in this case."

"I hope she sees it that," Dominick tells him as he opens the door to his office and they move inside. He is slightly startled to see Leah and Jeff standing in his office waiting for him. "Leah, Jeff, this is a surprise. I didn't think we had a meeting this morning?"

"We do not have a meeting," Leah sternly tells her father as she puts her hand on her hip. "But what we have to say couldn't wait. We had to see you this morning."

Dominick looks at Tyler wondering if they've come to apologize before he looks back at Leah and then Jeff, who still looks equally as upset as Leah. "Well, okay then. What do you have to say?"

"Take these," Jeff moves up to him and passes him two envelopes.

"What are these?"

"Our resignations, effectively immediately," Leah tells her father. "We will not work for you when you have such disrespect for our parenting skills."

"Leah," Tyler says back to her, surprised by their reactions to everything that has happened. "This is going to an extreme, don't you think?"

"No," Jeff replies to his wife. "Paige is our daughter; you have no right to butt in to how we choose to deal with any situation."

"I won't accept these," Dominick looks back at Leah. "Darling, I love you and I love Paige. I'm sorry if you think I overstepped, but this can be fixed."

"No," Leah whispers back to him. "This can't be fixed! Not as long as Paige is seeing that boy and you continue to go behind our back and go against our wishes! This is how it has to be, Daddy!"

"Leah come on…" Tyler pleads with her, knowing that the company needs both his sister and her husband to finish the winter/ski line that they are working on.

"Save it Tyler," Leah cuts him off. "Stop trying to make me change my mind. The choice is ours and Jeff and I, we are done with Robertson, for good."

The Calimo Mansion

"I can't believe Cory just went to the church despite knowing how we feel about Jacob marrying that woman!" Natasha huffs as she paces back and forth in the living room of the Calimo mansion. She knows that Cory took Sophie to support Jacob as he wants the family to be united and he feels like she is dividing the family. Of course, Natasha realizes that it is more than just her being against Jacob's wedding but also the fact that she and Robbie contested Bob's will.

"He wants to support our son," Shane stands up from the sofa. "I have to admit, Nat, I'm wondering if he's right. I mean, if we can't stop the wedding, maybe we should at least be there for him."

"I can't believe you're saying this," Natasha waves her hand in the air. "I have no intentions of seeing our son marry that woman!"

"Just think about this," Shane comes up to her calmly. "In twenty years from now, how will you explain to Jacob's children that you are not in any of his wedding pictures? How will you explain to anyone that you were absent? Nat, this is bigger than not liking Cassie Nova, this is about our son, the little boy we raised and have been through so much with. We owe it to him to be there for him."

Natasha feels her eyes swell with water as she thinks about all the memories she has with her son. She gasps a little back to Shane before she hugs him. "You're right," she admits to him. "Come on, we have to get to the church. We have to see our son get married."

Raven's Meadow

Brooke slowly walks up to Greg's office door and prepares to open it. She takes a very deep breath before she does as she knows that what she is about to do will change her, Greg's and her entire family's lives forever. She has to tell her husband that she has been having an affair with Robbie; the fact that Kim, somehow, discovered the affair and announced it court means that it is public record and anyone, at any time, could find out the truth at any time. So, she realizes that it would be better if the truth came out from her rather than Greg, or her children finding out the truth in a different matter.

"Oh sweetheart, I'm surprised to see you here," Greg stands up when he sees his wife walk into his office. "I didn't think I'd see you again until dinner tonight."

"I hope I'm not interrupting," she says slowly back to her husband as she puts her purse down on the sofa in his office.

"Not at all, it is nice to see you," Greg smiles back to her. "I haven't been able to stop thinking about you all morning, actually."

"Really? Good thoughts I hope," Brooke purses her lips together.

"Very good thoughts," Greg nods back to her as he moves up to his wife and puts his hands on her shoulders. "We made love for the first time in so long; I feel so close to you again."

Brooke nods back to him as she feels her eyes swell with water. "I feel close to you too, Greg. I really do."

"Hey, why the tears?" he pulls her into a hug as a tear falls down her cheek. "We are in a good place babe. Nothing will ever come between us again. You believe me, right?"

Brooke nods back to him. "I hope so," she whispers back to him. "Just promise me you'll always forgive my mistakes Greg because Lord knows I'm not perfect."

"You're perfect to me," Greg looks into her eyes. "I love you, Brooke."

"I have to tell you something," she replies to him. "And, I hope you will still love me after I tell you this."

St. Joseph's Church

Robbie slowly walks into the church and looks at the few decorations that Cassie and Jacob have set up. He realizes that it will be a small wedding because not many people are actually supporting the union of his nephew and Cassie Nova; still Robbie thought it would be the best thing to do to support Jacob.

While he moves closer to his seat, his mind is really on the fact that Kim discovered his affair with Kim and announced in at the Judge's office while he and Natasha were contesting Bob's will; it was this shocking announcement that could have turned the Judge's decision in Kim's favor. He still wishes he knew how Kim discovered the affair because he and Brooke were always so careful.

"I wish I knew what happened," Robbie whispers to himself. He hears a noise behind him so he turns and sees Cory walking into the church with Sophie in his arms. He arches his eyebrow at the sight of his brother in law and quickly recalls all the times that Cory has lashed out at him and Natasha for contesting Bob's will. He suddenly wonders if Cory is the one who leaked the information.

"Cory, can we talk for a moment?"

"Sure, I think we have some time before the ceremony begins. What's up?"

"My affair with Brooke," Robbie glares back at him. "Did you tell Kim what about that? And if so, how the hell could you?"

Next on One Day at a Time
- The wedding begins
- Brooke spills the beans!
- The Lawson children plan a surprise for their family

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